I'm wanting a .22lr handgun to plink with, and a 9mm for a more realistic nightstand gun. I plan to shoot both at the range, but shoot a hell of a lot more out of the .22lr for cost reasons. I've only shot a handgun a couple of times before, but I've got a Mossburg 500 12 gauge shotgun for deer hunting and a Marlin 795 .22lr for squirrel and I'm fairly accurate with either one. I plan to take a beginner handgun course at the local shooting range, and then shoot once a week or so at the range. I'd like for the .22lr to have the same "feel" as the 9mm so that it's not much to transition between the two guns. I asked this on another forum, and someone recommended the M&P 22 and 9mm guns, which have the same weight and size. They both look like great handguns, but I've also been trying to see if there are any other recommendations. As of now, I plan to shoot the M&P 22 and 9mm and see if I like them.. but I've still got some time to wait for my tax return to come in, so I'd like to spend that time researching my options. Does anyone else have another recommendation that would meet my criteria, or any opinions on the M&P guns?